This article will show you two simple ways to save a Thunderbird email message as a .eml file that can be shared separately from your entire inbox. If you’re in a hurry, watch the short-cut video below.
Method 1: Simply drag the email message from the Thunderbird mail list to the Windows desktop. Thunderbird will create a .eml file on your desktop. The email’s subject line will become the name of the file.
Method 2: Right click on the email message in the Thunderbird maillist, and then choose “Save as” and enter a file name.
|Right click on Thunderbird email to “Save As” .Eml file.|
That’s how easy it is to save a Thunderbird email as a .eml file.
Managing Eml Files Outside of Thunderbird
If you have lots of .eml or .msg email files to manage, download a free trial of EmlViewer Pro. This Windows email viewer that lets you view, sort, search, print and convert Thunderbird .Eml files to PDF and other formats.
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